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  • The human sweetness in him was half dried up, and a misanthropy, so new and alien to him, made him querulous and captious.

    The Life of Mazzini | Bolton King
  • But the real Hynde Horn in the dear old ballad had a truelove who was not captious and capricious and cold like Francesca.

  • "There, you hear that," said Lawless, who had just drunk enough to render him captious and obstinate.

    Frank Fairlegh | Frank E. Smedley

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